Friday, September 11, 2009

A trip to the furniture store

As the clock ticks down to my daughters house closing, we have been looking at furniture. She needs to find a bedroom set, den and kitchen furniture along with 2 chairs and tables for the living room. She has totally different taste in furniture than what she lived in for the past 29 years. OOPS!!! Sorry Jen your age has kind of leaked out. LOL
This past Monday we went to Rotmans furniture store here in Worcester. Not only did we possibly find some furniture... we found some new friends....who said friends had to be breathing to qualify friendship.....we had a lot of laughs that day trying out different furniture.

I would like you to meet our friends that we named Elsie and Rubie..



They feed them well at Rotmans....



The fashion.......
from the head.....


to the feet.....


If you are ever in Worcester and swing by Rotmans....please give our best to the ladies sitting at their whiskey barrel bistro table.
Have a great week end.
Hugs,
Ellen

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh my, I can't believe how long it has been since I have visited blog land. Life just seems like such a whirl wind, and I just can't seem to catch my breath. I guess I need to catch up here with life's happenings.
I just got back from the Atlantis in the Bahamas again. I just love that place. This was a very special trip. It was just my dear daughter and myself. We had some quality time together doing what we do best..NOTHING.... we hung out at the pool all day, and hit the casino for a bit in the evening. We did go to bed early which was nice to catch up on my R&R.







It was the perfect place to celebrate my dear daughters 29th birthday. I can't believe my baby is almost 30.





We have baby news. My friend now has her first grand daughter. And soon will be welcoming her third grandson.










My daughter has a new man in her life, and we are happy to welcome Jake into our lives

Jen also has purchased her first home, and she hope to close on the 30th of September. So much to blog when the renovations start.






A very proud moment as niece Stephanie graduates. We are so proud...YOU GO GIRL!







Stephanie's sister Kati marries her prince charming Jeff.


And coming soon is my comic son who will be performing at the Hanover theatre. http://www.norvue.com/0-WOGOtalent.html. I am so proud that he is doing his comedy act for a wonderful charity. The proceeds will go to the Shriner's hospital. GO JEFF we are sooooo soooo proud of you. You are awesome buddy......


I guess I have been busy and need to stop in blog land more often.
Huggles,
Ellen

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Boston Marathon

Today is the Boston Marathon. I can have a lot of different emotions on this day. The Marathon is always a sign that the weather is going to just about stay nice. We have had a few odd storms after the Marathon, but very few. I always look forward to the Marathon for that reason.
The other thoughts the Marathon brings is my dear sweet mom. She was so looking forward to the 2201 Marathon, she talked for weeks of the marathon. Unfortunately, Easter Sunday before the Marathon Mom passed away. I know on this day she is looking down on those runners.

I watch a little of the Marathon this morning, and I just don't know how they can run in this cold weather half naked. I was cold just watching them. I wish them the best. Here is a picture of Mom with her three girls.

Hugs,
Ellen


Thursday, April 9, 2009

In my Easter Bonnet....


Here I am all dressed up for Easter. I am the little blond in the front on the left. Clutching onto my new Easter purse. I can so remember getting ready for Easter. Mom always made sure everything was new from the tops of our heads to the soles of our shoes.
It was a wonderful time to be a kid. We knew everyone in our neighborhood.
Happy Easter,
Ellen

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Signs of Spring

Spring officially begins in six days, but when I step outside my door, there it is. I didn't need to go very far, or for that matter, I didn't even need to take my slippers off. When I stepped off that last step was this gorgeous blooming bouquet of daffodils. My favorite flower of all. I have loved these as early as kindergarten. I always visioned fairies flying in and out of the trumpets. And not to far out I spotted this little hyathins peeking it's little head thru the mulch. Oh what a lovely scent. This is right near my swing, and when I sit in the swing, with the warm summer breeze the scent of these beauties just take mes away. Up in the tree you will find some budding magnolias, I have a feeling that old man winter wasn't to kind. There has been a lot of branches broken off, but I am sure she will do her best to bring her natural beauty into bloom.

Springs greatest joy
beyond a doubt
is when it brings
the children out-Edgar Guest

I live at the bottom of a dirt hill. There are two little boys, each one lives at the top house on each hill. So naturally they love to play in the middle, which of course is my yard. And even better I have lots of water, rocks and the right terrain that all little boys love. Of course if they would only clean up the messes they make I wouldn't mind so much. But boys will boys..... When I did my walk around this afternoon I found these treasures to share with you.

Down by the pond sailing my little boat. What did I do, my creation won't float? Oh well, I'll lie and dream of when I grow big. Some day I'll sail the sea on my own rig.



I hope where ever you are, you find some spring in the air.
Kindredly,
Ellen

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A very special Valentine

Well, I have been home from my cruise for 3 days, and I just can't catch up. I will be working my trip pictures and will share my trip soon. I need to resize them so they don't take too long to load.
I must share the special valentine my sister left on my dresser while I was gone. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that I was thought of and loved so much while I was gone. I have the most loving, caring sister ever. The world would be the best place on earth if we were all like my sister. This valentine is a bit different than the typical valentine. It is altered art and it is a Spiritual Valentine Arch. The photos are of my late grandmother and oldest brother. I will keep this on my table in my room, as this is where I spend most of my time on my computer.



Hugs,
Ellen

Friday, February 6, 2009

Love Boat on Valentines Day


I am leaving in the morning to a warm and sunny Florida. From there me and my sweetheart will be leaving for a 8 day cruise. We will be stopping at San Juan, St Thomas, St Marten, and Labadee,Haiti. Labadee will be my favorite stop, as it is Royal Caribbeans private Island. We will enjoy lunch on the beach. We will also enjoy 4 relaxing days on board. My body is ready and craving some sunshine, and warm bones. This winter has been long and hard. The photo I enclosed in this post is from a Valentine showing of my sisters personal collection.
Wishing you and your loved ones, a very Happy Valentines Day.

Hugs,

Ellen

Special gift




Oh my where has the days, weeks gone. I can't believe I haven't been to blogland in sooo long. I do have to admit that I have been living in psp land. Oh my how addicting it is.



I have a special gift that was given to me, that I would love to share with you. My 93 year young, dear friend Grayce, made me this bureau scarf...it is done on Huck material with Swedish weaving. The pattern is Grayce's own design. It will be a treasured heirloom for generations to come.




I hope you enjoyed the fine work done by Grayce.
Hugs,
Ellen

Sunday, January 18, 2009

So much to learn


I am happy to say that I have started on another adventure. I joined a yahoo group to learn how to make graphics using psp. It has been a lot of fun right now, but it has totally consumed me. I am sure to become a psp addict. But I hopefully will learn a lot to create some pretties to share with you. I am also hoping to be able to make some gorgeous headers for my blog.
I am also in the process of making valentines. I want to start making an altered book as well. I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to do all I wish to accomplish. I don't understand how anyone can say they are bored. I don't think I have ever been bored a day in my life.
It has been a snowy weekend here in MA and the perfect thing to do on a snow day is to make a hot batch of beef stew. Oh it was so good, I also made hot corn muffins to go with it. My family was in their glory.
I wish I had the time to join in on pink Saturday as I love that a lot, but it will be a little before I have time to reach all the pink Saturday bloggers....
until next time...stay warm
Hugs,
Ellen

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winter Blues

My my time sure is flying even though we are having one of the worst January's ever. The cold arctic air is going to hit us on Friday. We have had about 18 inches over our average snow so far. And I'm afraid we are not done yet. Not by a long shot. I was sitting in the window watching a father/son team sledding down my neighbors hill. I'm sure he would be embarrassed if he knew I was watching. Such a great dad.


I came across this website that I created this book photo of my Mom...I sure do think of her all the time and miss her so much. She was three years old in this picture. I still have the dress that she is wearing in this photograph. It is quite paper thin.
I am dreaming of the spring bulbs that are under the snow, just waiting to greet us with their beauty.
Until next time..
hugs,
Ellen

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pink Saturday


I am happy to be part of Pink Saturday this week. I am sure if you visit Beverly, you will find a list with pink Saturday participants. There will be lots of gorgeous pinks to fill not just your Saturday but the whole week.
Good morning, Happy New Year and the first pink Saturday of the new year.
This week I am proud to show you my flower pot. I had joined a pot swap on a list that I am on. The flower pot was painted by a friend from Texas. Judy did a wonderful job, and I was so happy yo be the recipient of this treasure. It sits on a round table in my bedroom. This pot is about 8 years old. I will cherish this forever.

The detail in the lace trim is done just perfect.
Now I must go visit Beverly, and see what beautiful pinks are there.
Kindredly,
Ellen

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


Birth:

May 2, 1890
Death:

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons